Enjoy a Christmas Stay in the Skyline Suites Liverpool

If you’re looking for Christmas hotel rooms in Liverpool, then look no further than our magical Skyline Suites.

At Arthouse Hotel, we’re renowned for our dazzling party rooms and stylish group accommodation.

And what better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a stay in the Skyline Suites?

One of the Top Hotels in Liverpool UK 

Celebrate the festive season like never before with your very own party space.

Whether you head out for a night on the town or choose to keep the fun within your suite, it’s entirely up to you.

Sleeping up to 12 people each, these stylish suites are interconnected, so larger groups can book the whole floor.

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If you’re in a smaller group, you’ll still find yourself with plenty of space and flexibility.

Fitted with everything you could wish for, you’ll be able to keep the drinks flowing with your own private bar.

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Not forgetting, you can toast to the night ahead as you sink into your large whirlpool bath, perfect for pampering before you head out.

A fusion of royal blues and quirky neon lights creates the perfect party atmosphere.

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They couldn’t be the Skyline Suites without a view of the Liverpool skyline!

Step out onto your terrace and look out across the city as you take in unrivalled views across the city centre.

Take some festive snaps with the ultimate backdrop as you raise your glasses to the Christmas season.

You’ll find Liverpool’s leading bars and clubs only moments from your doorstep, so you won’t need to worry about transport around town.

The quirky bars of Seel Street and Berry Street are all within walking distance.

And our very own Mulholland Bar is right within the building!

Christmas Parties at Mulholland

Price: £29.55pp

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This fantastically festive package includes entry, entertainment, pizza, a side & 3 drinks tokens for the bar.

At Mulholland Bar, we don’t do anything by halves! So you can expect the most extravagant Christmas celebrations.

Treat yourself to one of our eclectic cocktails or tuck straight in to our festive menu, designed with a special twist.

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Forget what you’ve experienced before; our festive feast features only the the most indulgent of treats.

This year, ‘we’re introducing our Christmas themed pizza and hot dog menu, guaranteed to get you in the party spirit!

Take on the challenge of our loaded hot dogs, topped with everything from American mustard and sprouts to brown sauce and red cabbage.

We’re best loved for our delicious pizzas all year round. And we couldn’t resist giving them a Christmas twist…

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The Dirty Santa pizza is topped with tasty turkey breast, chipolata, sliced sprouts, basil and sage and onion stuffing balls.

You may also want to try the Dead Rudolph topped with air dried venison and cherry tomato or This Little Piggy with sliced chipolata and bacon.

Trust us, Christmas parties will never be the same after you’ve experienced one at Arthouse.

With Mulholland right below our Skyline Suites, it’s the perfect set up for keeping everyone together and avoiding the hustle and bustle of town.

If you’d like to book the most merry Christmas party night ever, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

Alternatively, you can email us with any questions you may have on info@signatureliving.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon. We’ll get the bubbly on ice! 

Christmas Party Nights 2017 at Arthouse Hotel

This Christmas, give ordinary a miss and embrace the best of Christmas at Arthouse Hotel.

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Price: £29.95 pp including entry, entertainment, pizza, a side plus three drinks tokens for the bar.

Renowned as one of the best party hotels in Liverpool, we don’t do the Christmas season by halves!

Christmas parties at our Mulholland bar incorporate everything you could wish for over the festive season.

So get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year like never before…

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Situated along vibrant Seel Stret, dance the night away with spectacular entertainment from our world-class DJ.

You’ll also be able to choose from delicious Christmas cocktails guaranteed to spread some Christmas cheer!

Our festive food menu is far from the ordinary; dare to indulge in loaded hot dogs with the wackiest of toppings…

Choose from American mustard and sprouts, onions and corn or even brown sauce and red cabbage.

We’ll also be giving our famous Mulholland pizzas a seasonal twist that you won’t want to miss.

Find yourself spoilt for choice with our Dirty Santa pizza, Dead Rudolph or This Little Piggy.

Dazzling Christmas Party Accommodation

The best news is that the party doesn’t have to stop there!

Let the festivities continue with a dazzling overnight stay at Arthouse Hotel.

Only moments from the city’s leading nightlife venues, we’re right in the heart of it all.

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We suspect you may fancy taking the party upstairs and spending the rest of the night in the comfort of your own room.

With one of our spacious rooms and suites, you can kick off the heels but continue the fun with your group.

This Christmas, we have an array of unmissable Christmas hotel offers to choose from.

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Following an art and movie theme, a few of our most festive rooms are the royal and red Notorious room and gorgeously golden Sound of Music room.

Filled with character and charm, each room is carefully designed in accordance with its theme.

Our themed hotel rooms are best loved for their cosy feel yet impressively spacious layout.

Offering you plenty of flexibility, you’ll have the perfect blend of privacy and independence as well as a sociable stay.

Rooms at Arthouse include fantastic facilities guaranteed to impress. These include our whirlpool baths and kitchenettes.

So you’ll have everything you could need to pamper before the night or recover the following morning!

Our rejuvenating baths are perfect for sinking into for some restoration after a night on the town.

The Ultimate Christmas Night Out in Liverpool

When: 16th December 2017

Price: £20pp

This Christmas, enjoy the ultimate girls night out in Liverpool at Mulholland.

Forget the Magic Mike DVD and treat yourself to the real deal with a night of entertainment.

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This sizzling show is set to bring a night of Christmas cheekiness and non-stop festive fun.

You can look forward to showstopping performances, singing, dancing, party games and plenty of prizes!

If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas, our Magic Mike night could be the ultimate Christmas surprise for your best friends.

The perfect start to your Christmas night out with the girls, this is one special festive treat!

So this Christmas, join us at Arthouse Hotel for a Christmas party weekend that you’ll never forget.

To enquire further, book Magic Mike tickets or to book your festive party, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

How to Celebrate Halloween 2017 in Liverpool

Darker days are creeping in, pumpkins are lit with candles and last year’s cat ears are being pulled out the wardrobe…

It can only mean one thing; Halloween celebrations are just around the corner. And Liverpool doesn’t do anything by halves!

From spine-chilling scare attractions and spooky cocktails to thrilling nights out, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.

So take a look at the best of what’s on this Halloween in Liverpool.

Halloween in Liverpool

Dress to Impress at the Celebrity Legends Halloween Ball

When: Thursday 26th November 2017

Where: Alma de Cuba, Seel Street

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This week, prepare to be dazzled at Alma de Cuba in Liverpool. The iconic venue and former church couldn’t be more atmospheric.

Dance beneath Alma’s striking original alter and glistening stained glass windows for a mystical night that you’ll never forget.

This Thursday, Alma is playing host to the Whitechapel Celebrity Legends Halloween Ball, raising money for Liverpool’s leading homeless charity.

Showcase your best moves to guilty pleasures spanning the decades, discover your fortune and see Alma’s famous dancers in action.

So come along, make a donation and experience this exquisite venue filled with haunting Halloween twists for one special night.

Try Spectacularly Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Where: Vista Bar & Restaurant, Hanover Street

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Treat yourself this Halloween to spectacularly spooky cocktails at Vista Bar & Restaurant!

The Vista team have been busy crafting, stirring and mixing special concoctions for the Halloween season.

If you dare, choose from an array of frightful potions that taste just as impressive as they look.

You’ll find Vista located on bustling Hanover Street, only a short stroll from Arthouse Hotel.

Take a Journey into Wonderland

When: Sunday 29th October – Friday 3rd November 2017

Where: Camp and Furnace, Greenland Street

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This Halloween, why not give the ordinary night out a miss and take a journey into Wonderland?

Take on the task of outwitting the notorious Madhatter himself and follow the clues to Alice.

You can expect to see some frightening faces along the way as you twist and turn through games and puzzles in this terror experience.

The spine-chilling new scare attraction is located within popular warehouse venue Camp and Furnace.

So if you’re visiting Liverpool over Halloween, this is the perfect chance to see what the fuss is all about!

Step into the Haunted Forest

When: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Where: Popworld, Hanover Street

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On 31st October itself, see one of Liverpool’s best loved clubs transformed into the Haunted Forest.

You can expect cheap and tasty Halloween drink offers and plenty of frightful fancy dress.

Popworld is renowned for bringing pop-lovers of all ages under the one roof, united in belting out the classics!

Dance like no one’s watching as you embrace the very best and worst of pop music, certain to have a few spooky twists.

Enjoy Tricks & Treats at Baltic Market’s Halloween Weekend

When: Thursday 26th October – Sunday 29th October 2017

Where: Baltic Market, Cains Brewery

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Since Baltic Market opened its doors earlier this year, the quirky street food market and bar has only gone from strength so strength.

And this Halloween, the fantastic team behind its events are throwing an unmissable Halloween weekend.

Get ready for a Nightmare on Stanhope Street as the warehouse venue is given a scarily good makeover…

You can expect everything from Halloween cocktails and terrifyingly themed food to the grim reaper himself on the decks!

Don’t forget to dress to impress, as you’ll soon be in the Halloween spirit and up on your feet for a boogie.

Party in the Tunnels at 303 Halloween

When: Saturday 28th October 2017

Where: Williamson Tunnels

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What better venue in Liverpool to celebrate Halloween than the atmospheric Williamson Tunnels?

Liverpool clubnight 303 will be filling the eerie space on the biggest night of the year, so you won’t want to miss it!

Created by Joseph Williamson back in the early 19th Century, the fascinating underground space plays host to an array of vibrant events.

Party like never before as you soak up the historic feel of the venue for a dance party that you’ll never forget.

Expect the best of techno and dance music, featuring The Selador Boy, Dave Seamen and Steve Parry.

Stay in a Spectacularly Spooky Room

At Arthouse Hotel, we like to celebrate the wonderful, weird and simply spooky all year round.

Signature Living are renowned for a unique approach to accommodation, and Arthouse is one of our newest spaces in the city.

The eccentric movie-themed hotel features an array of dazzling rooms based on the very best of art and film.

Arthouse Hotel is located within the centre of Liverpool’s buzzing nightlife scene on Seel Street.

You’ll also find the city’s mot famous landmarks and shopping district Liverpool ONE within walking distance.

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Bringing a touch of the extraordinary to Liverpool city centre, our themed rooms are perfect for nights out in Liverpool.

So why not make this Halloween extra special by staying in one of our most spooktacular rooms?

Step into the mind of the “Master of Suspense” in our Suspicion room, based on the 1940s Hitchcock classic.

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And for those ready to embrace the extravagance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, our Rocky Horror Show room is calling your name!

Step into a time warp as you take in your spacious surroundings equipped with fantastic facilities.

You’ll find everything you could wish for right within your room, with plenty of space for getting ready within a group.

Prepare some drinks before heading out with your very own kitchenette, or take a well earned soak the next morning in the relaxing double whirlpool bath.

Mulholland Bar is located on the ground floor of the hotel, so you can start your night in style with us.

Mulholland is a favourite for groups of friends and family celebrating special occasions.

With fantastic music, great food and drink and a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll soon feel right at home.

To enquire further or to book your stay with Arthouse Hotel, you can contact us on 0151 601 8801 today. 

Our friendly team will be able to find the ideal room for you and your group for the ultimate overnight stay.

We wish you a scarily great Halloween night out in Liverpool and hope to see you very soon!

Movie Themed Hen Parties: Stay at Arthouse Hotel in Liverpool

Arthouse Hotel is best loved as Liverpool’s movie themed hotel. So, it’s no surprise that our guests are fans of fancy dress!

If you’ll be celebrating a special occasion or your hen party in Liverpool, Arthouse is the perfect hotel for you.

With an array of themed rooms, you can dress to impress and even match the theme of your room.

Our dynamic rooms offer a fabulous backdrop for capturing your weekend on camera.

So from the shimmers of Chicago to the sass of the Pink Ladies, take a look at our best rooms and costume ideas for your stay…

Wizard of Oz

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Gather your most dazzling ruby slippers for the most spectacular Wizard of Oz hen party weekend.

Our Wizard of Oz room is a fantastic space to celebrate an unforgettable weekend in the heart of Liverpool.

Your hens may want to recreate the looks of Glinda and the gang to complement your theme.

Whether you make the outfits hilariously fun or jazz them up with plenty of glitter, silver face paint and lion ears, the choice is entirely yours!

Grease

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Our stylish Grease room will have you giving it your best rendition of Greased Lightning in no time!

With plush beds lined up for an entertaining weekend, you’ll be able to get ready with your hens and enjoy the weekend together from start to finish.

Whether you go for the Sandra Dee look or add some Sandy sass with red lips and curls, our Grease themed room is awaiting you and your Pink Ladies!

Chicago

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Our Chicago room brings All That Jazz to the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife scene.

Perfect for a stylish stay in the city, your hens will fall head over heels with this luxury space.

A fabulous excuse for fishnets, sparkles and your best dance moves, this dark and daring room is truly something else.

Marilyn Monroe

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Movie themed hen party

Our Marilyn Monroe room is the ultimate spot for capturing your very own Marilyn moment!

You may want to create a mixture of looks for your fancy dress hen party. And as the gorgeous bride, why not channel the glamour of miss Monroe?

Whether you choose a classic white dress or embrace the extravagance of Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, our Marilyn room will ensure you feel like a VIP.

Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel is Liverpool’s leading movie themed hotel. Located within the centre of Liverpool’s nightlife scene, there really isn’t a better location.

You’ll find the best nightclubs, restaurants and cocktail bars in Liverpool right on your doorstep, so you won’t need to travel far.

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Upon stepping outside, you can choose from neon lit hideouts and cosy beer gardens to buzzing nightclubs and bustling bars.

From chart music and guilty pleasures to old school indie hits, Liverpool truly has it all. Your hen party can be as stylish and sophisticated to wacky and wonderful as you like.

And of course, it all begins at Arthouse. From the moment you arrive, we’ll be ready to take the reigns and make sure that your hen party is a success!

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Your group of girls can enjoy tasty drinks and get the party started at our very own Mulholland Bar, located within the hotel.

Mulholland Bar is in keeping with the theme of the hotel, offering everything from cocktail masterclasses to delicious food.

With vibrant decor and a lively atmosphere, this is a great spot to start your night in style.

Mulholland will also be there to cure your hangover and provide a hearty breakfast the following morning!

We serve up everything from mouthwatering full breakfasts to healthier alternatives including refreshing avocado on toast.

If you’d like to enquire further or book your movie themed hen party at Arthouse, you can contact us on 0151 601 8801. 

Arthouse Hotel: What’s On Guide to Liverpool in August 2017

Liverpool is renowned for its dynamic cultural events and vibrant nightlife scene. And at Arthouse Hotel, we’re right amongst it all.

Located within the hustle and bustle of Liverpool’s famous nightlife, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice!

To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve found the best of summer events in Liverpool this August.

4mation

When: 5th August 2017

Where: Arthouse Hotel

Whether you’re staying with us at Arthouse or you’re out and about this Saturday, don’t miss a night of non-stop tunes with 4mation.

After hosting a variety of parties in clubs and bars across the globe, we couldn’t be more excited for 4mation to come to Liverpool.

Tucked away under the illuminated streets of Liverpool,  the Arthouse basement is a hidden gem and the perfect spot for an atmospheric night of House, Deep House, Tech House and Techno grooves.

This unmissable basement rave is a chance to let loose and celebrate the weekend in style. We can’t wait to see you there!

Gin Party at the Bombed Out Church

When: 11th and 12th August 2017

Where: Bombed Out Church

Recently opening its doors again, what better way to celebrate the Bombed Out Church than with a good old glass of gin?!

Presented by Gin Parties, don’t miss the first ever gin party to fill the walls of this historic building.

Embrace the gin revolution and bring the whole gang along for a gin-packed weekend of live music, local food vendors and boutique gins to give a go.

And you won’t walk away empty handed, head back

Artisans – Summer of Love

When: 11th – 13th August 2017

Where: St Georges Hall

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If you’ll be visiting Liverpool this summer, head to St Georges Hall for a real feel of the city.

This Artisans event will see the stunning building come alive with everything from delicious street foods and a licensed bar to eclectic markets and live music.

Indulge in everything from pies and pastries to cheese and fresh bread as you explore products from local producers.

Get into the hippy spirit with ethereal flower workshops, face painting and free thinkers for the ultimate celebration  of the Summer of Love.

A Level Results Night with Chris Hughes from Love Island

When: 17th August 2017

Where: LEVEL nightclub

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You’ve watched him day after day on TV this summer…and now he’s back from sunny Majorca he’s making his way to Liverpool!

With tickets available online for guaranteed entry, this is your chance to Meet & Greet this year’s Love Island winner Chris Hughes.

See the self-confessed ‘polar bear’ in action at one of Liverpool’s leading nightlife venues, LEVEL – you’d be muggy to miss out on this one!

Lana Del Rey

When: 22nd August 2017

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

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Hollywood’s modern day Marilyn is set to grace the stage at Liverpool ECHO Arena for the very first time this summer.

With a set of dreamy new hits from No.1 album  ‘Lust for Life’, experience the arena filled with the hypnotic sounds of Lana Del Rey.

We suspect there will be some a few old favourites too, so you certainly won’t walk away with any Summertime Sadness!

International Beatles Week

When: 23rd – 29th August 2017

Where: Various venues

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Get ready to Twist and Shout while celebrating International Beatles Week across a multitude of venues in Liverpool this summer.

This year, the annual festivities will be hosted in venues ranging from the Cavern Club to the Royal Court and Alma de Cuba, with themed activities to keep you busy!

Fans of the Fab Four can look forward to showstopping performances from acts including The Bootleg Beatles, Cavern Club Beatles, Larry Kane and The Original Quarrymen.

August Group Accommodation in Liverpool

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If you’ll be visiting Liverpool this August or you’re planning on attending one of these fantastic events, why not enjoy an overnight stay at Arthouse?

Renowned as one of the city’s top group accommodation hotels, our vast rooms can sleep groups of friends and family without compromising on style or space.

With dazzling themed rooms, Arthouse is the perfect hotel to start your night out or bring the party back with you!

You’ll find Liverpool’s best loved nightclubs, bars and restaurants just around the corner, so you won’t have to worry about transport.

To enquire further about staying at Arthouse Hotel, you can give our team a call today on 0151 601 8801.

Dazzling Hotel Rooms for Liverpool Pride Accommodation

This year, why not celebrate Liverpool Pride with your whole group of friends at Arthouse Hotel?

With our fabulous group accommodation in Liverpool, you can toast to the weekend ahead or bring the party back with you!

Our spacious hotel rooms offer spacious, dazzling accommodation for Liverpool Pride 2017 and we have the perfect selection of rooms for you.

Liverpool has been recognised as one of the top 100 cities for LGBT people worldwide. With a diverse nightlife scene and an array of cultural

About Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel is a truly unique movie-themed hotel in Liverpool, filled with character and charm that simply can’t be found elsewhere.

Arthouse is worlds apart from a corporate, soulless hotel. Infusing creativity into each and every room, Arthouse offers guests the chance to stay in eccentric, spacious rooms designed for the ultimate night in Liverpool.

Wizard of Oz Room

Our stunning Wizard of Oz room is just one of our fabulous spaces, sleeping up to 6 people and equipped with a stylish kitchenette.

Whether you pamper before heading out or dedicate the next morning to some TLC, why not sink into the rejuvenating double Jacuzzi bath with a glass of bubbly in hand?

Step into the wonderful world of Oz, only moments from Liverpool’s most famous landmarks, top nightlife venues and a short walk from Liverpool Pride 2017 events, look no further for Liverpool Pride accommodation.

Marilyn Monroe Room

Capturing the sultry glamour of Marilyn Monroe, this gorgeous room will ensure that you feel like a VIP from start to finish.

Sleeping up to 4 guests, this fantastically spacious room is perfect for enjoying some drinks before you head out or for relaxing the next day.

Strike a pose for your very own ‘Marilyn Moment’ with the stylish backdrop of our Marilyn themed room, perfect for those in search of group accommodation in Liverpool.

You’ll leave Arthouse Hotel with memories to cherish, even if the night before is a little blurry!

Rocky Horror Show Room

Enter the Rocky Horror Show room for a night of extravagance and entertainment.

Embracing the weird and wonderful cult phenomenon, our Rocky Horror Show room sleeps up to 6 guests and is the perfect hideaway for an overnight stay in the city.

Rocky Horror fans are renowned for showcasing self expression and their love for the show through costume. What better room to stay in for Liverpool Pride 2017?

At Arthouse Hotel, we’d love to see you dress to impress and fiercely be yourself! The more vivid and vibrant the better.

We don’t mind clearing up the glitter afterwards!

Liverpool Pride 2017

This year, the theme for Liverpool Pride is ‘International Love’ and there’s an array of unmissable events to get planning for.

The celebrations will see the iconic Pride March take to the streets of Liverpool with musical entertainment from Noughties superstars and Liverpool’s very own Atomic Kitten.

It’s set to be a weekend to remember and we’re expecting lots of guests ready to enjoy the fun.

Make sure you don’t miss out on Liverpool Pride accommodation at Arthouse Hotel by calling our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.

 

25 Magical Marilyn Monroe Moments

At Arthouse Hotel, one of our favourite rooms is our Marilyn Monroe themed hotel room, based on Andy Warhol’s infamous art piece ‘Marilyn Diptych’.

Actress, model and timeless sex symbol of the 1950s, Monroe is remembered best for her iconic glamour and perhaps the most sensual rendition of ‘happy birthday’ of all time.

But behind the camera lens, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t just the effervescent actress that shone through cinema screens and lit up the stage.

Elusive, modest, and on perpetually in search of love, Norma Jeane, as Monroe was formerly known, was shy, smart and desperate to start a family of her own – a far cry from the sensationalised headlines.

So to celebrate the magic and mystery of the ultimate blonde bombshell, we’ve compiled a collection of Marilyn moments, featuring the best Marilyn Monroe photographs along with captivating stories and facts.

Marilyn reading in Griffith Park in 1950

Though Hollywood headlines and 50s movies portrayed Marilyn as a “dumb blonde”, the striking star owned an extensive library of literature and was an avid reader.

Often photographed enjoying a good book, some of Monroe’s favourites included The Fall by Albert Camus and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

Marilyn leading the way for ladies in denim

A day spent as just another working girl

Marilyn’s business partner and adviser wanted to re-shape her image with this unusual approach to photographing the star.

It was impossible for Monroe to take public transport without being recognised, so Greene felt the shoot would humanise Monroe, portraying her as an everyday working girl.

Marilyn On set for The Misfits (1961)

The romance of “the Egghead and the Hourglass”

In 1956, Marilyn married playwright, author and screenwriter, Arthur Miller.  The turbulent relationship proved controversial once in the public eye and many speculated that Marilyn was simply a muse.

Though their relationship ended in heartache, Miller once wrote, ““She was a whirling light to me then, all paradox and enticing mystery, street-tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity that few retain past early adolescence.”

Monroe wore Chanel No.5 long before we did

Capturing the essence of Marilyn Monroe as the public knew her, this iconic photograph of the actress applying Chanel No.5. was taken at the Abassador Hotel in New York.

On set of The River of No Return (1954) in Canada

Love before the bright lights of Hollywood

Before the bright lights of Hollywood swept up a young Norma Jean and Marilyn Monroe was born, James Dougherty married the pretty teenager when she was just 16.

“We decided to get married to prevent her from going back to a foster home,” Dougherty later said, “but we were in love.”

“I never knew Marilyn Monroe, and I don’t claim to have any insights to her to this day,” Dougherty told United Press International in 1990. “I knew and loved Norma Jean.”

Gazing from The Ambassador Hotel

Making friends on the way to hair & makeup

One of a collection of photographs put up for auction by Monroe’s makeup artist Allan “Whitey” Snyder, this fantastic shot captures Monroe stopping off to pose with bears in Canada.

Marilyn was on her way to hair and make up when the photograph was taken, though she typically avoided having her picture taken without makeup.

And some more friends on the USS Benham (1951)

A Superstar Marriage to Joe DiMaggio

Marilyn Monroe and “Yankee Clipper” Joe DiMaggio shared a whirlwind romance, marrying in 1954 and splitting just nine months later.

DiMaggio’s love for Monroe lasted far longer than their marriage survived. Remaining friends until the end, DiMaggio had roses delivered to Marilyn’s crypt three times a week for 20 years.

An intimate moment between Monroe and Miller

Norma Jean shooting a rifle

In contrast to Marilyn’s glamorous public image, this photograph thought to have been taken in the 1940s shows a young Marilyn, or Norma Jean, shooting a rifle!

Marilyn dances with friends

Happy Birthday, Mr President

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic dresses of all time, Marilyn’s breathy rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for President John F Kennedy was truly one of a kind. From Monroe’s sultry lyrical adaptation to her skintight rhinestone dress, it was enough to send the press into a frenzy.

JFK and Monroe embarked on a adulterous affair, supposedly leaving Marilyn heartbroken. The President had reportedly told her he would leave his family, and Marilyn had even expressed to friend Jeanne Carmen, “Can’t you just see me as first lady?”.

Marilyn Monroe with an F-84G in Korea

In Bed with Marilyn Monroe

Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland’s career spiralled to success following an intimate photoshoot with a reluctant Elizabeth Taylor.

It was this success that led him to Look Magazine’s 25th anniversary issue, climbing into bed with Marilyn Monroe herself.

Marilyn took control of the shoot herself, telling Kirkland, ‘I know what we need. We need a bed, and we need white silk sheets – they must be silk. Frank Sinatra records and Dom Pérignon champagne.’

Marilyn at Hollywood Entertainers Baseball Game (1952)

Marilyn entertaining troops in Korea (1954)

On February 1954, thousands of troops gazed up at Marilyn Monroe, who illuminated the stage with ten shows during her visit. Ted Sherman, who served in the Navy during World War II and Korea, recalled, ‘The movie star was at her glamorous best when she performed ten USO shows in four days for U.S. soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors during the Korean War in early 1954.’.

Sherman added, ‘It was a great evening for all the homesick guys who were dazzled by the movie star’s performance. The sight and sounds of Marilyn singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is a memory I still cherish.’

Marilyn’s final photoshoot by close friend George Barris

Marilyn and Frank Sinatra admire a polaroid (1961)

Hollywood duo Marilyn Monroe and crooning legend Frank Sinatra maintained a friendship over a number of years, with many stories detailing a close romance between the pair. It is believed that in 1961 Marilyn and Sinatra embarked on an intimate relationship, lasting several months.

James Kaplan’s account of their relationship claims that Sinatra asked Monroe to stay with him at his Lake Tahoe resort, in a final attempt to win over the actress and protect her from the darker sides to fame. It is reported that Sinatra expressed desires to marry Marilyn, who declined the proposal.

Following Marilyn’s death, Joe DiMaggio turned Sinatra away from her funeral. The former friends had become rivals, and many believe that Marilyn and Joe had rekindled their relationship and would have been together again had she not passed away.

A young Norma Jean Baker

The famous white bathing suit

Arguably the most famous swimsuit photo shoot of all time, Marilyn’s classic white swimsuit has truly proved to be timeless.

Gleaming with confidence, the timeless collection of photographs have inspired generations of women to embrace their bodies and showcase their curves.

And lastly, the most memorable ‘Marilyn Monroe moment’….

We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of the best photos of Marilyn Monroe from over the years.

And if you’re as fascinated by the blonde bombshell as we are, we’d love to have you come and stay in our Marilyn Monroe room at Arthouse Hotel.

To enquire further or to book your stay in the heart of Liverpool, simply give our team a call on 0151 601 8801. 

 

 

 

Behind The Scenes of The Sound of Music

Discover the best behind the scenes photographs from The Sound of Music along with heartwarming, hilarious facts.

The Sound of Music (1965) is undoubtedly one of the best-loved and most timeless movies of all time.

And at Liverpool’s Arthouse Hotel, we’ve captured the very essence of the classic with our fabulous Sound of Music themed hotel room.

Join us on this nostalgic look back at the film that truly brought the hills alive with the Sound of Music!

Julie Andrews almost wasn’t Maria von Trapp

Though we can’t imagine anyone else twirling over the mountains, the truth behind the scenes is that Julie Andrews very nearly missed out on bringing Maria von Trapp to life.

Whilst director Robert Wise affirmed that his heart was set on Andrews, it has been reported that Shirley Jones, Doris Day, and Anne Bancroft were considered for the part.

And despite Wise’s eagerness, Andrews herself almost turned the part down. The young star worried that the role would be too similar to Mary Poppins (1964)

There “should have” been a romance…

It’s safe to say that the sparks between Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews on-screen may not have required too much acting after all!

Both Andrews and Plummer confessed to having a soft spot for each other while filming The Sound of Music, with Plummer describing working with Julie Andrews as like “being hit over the head with a big Valentine’s Day card”.

The flirtatious pair remain close friends to this day and insist that their feelings never amounted to anything more than a friendship. Whether that’s true or not, their connection has certainly lasted the decades.

Plummer told ABC News:

“We should have ended up together. We should have had a huge smashing affair. But there was no time because she had her children with her, it was most inconvenient”.

Kim Karath didn’t really climb the mountain

The adorable Kym Karath wasn’t actually sat on the Captain’s shoulders for the infamous mountain scene.

Plummer found Karath too heavy to carry and requested a stunt double while climbing the mountain.

Ironically, Plummer had put on weight during filming himself – the director’s even had to alter his clothes!

Christopher Plummer wasn’t exactly a fan

In fact, Christopher Plummer’s weight again whilst filming wasn’t for the reason you may think.

Though we suspect there was plenty of fun on set, Plummer was unhappy with various aspects of the film, particularly being asked to sing “Edelweiss”.

Plummer admitted that he indulged in plenty of comfort eating and excessive drinking during this period, and was even drunk when they filmed the music festival scene.

Though the film went on to become iconic, Plummer recalls disliking filming so much that he would refer to the movie as “The Sound of Mucus”.

Meanwhile, Julie Andrews was a fan of her wardobe

Unsurprisingly, showcasing the Sound of Music wedding dress definitely wasn’t a chore.

In fact, the stunning dress chosen for Maria von Trapp’s big day was a hit with Julie Andrews herself.

The classic gown was designed by Dorothy Jacobs, a renowned costume designer at the time.

Equipped with visible water stains, the iconic dress later sold at auction for $23,040.

“That dress was exquisite,” Andrews recalled.

Filming began tucked up in bed

On their first day of filming, Julie Andrews and the children shot the bedroom scene, in which Andrews sang the timeless “My Favourite Things”.

We can’t think of a better way to spend the working day!

Mary Poppins may have made an appearance or two

Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964) hadn’t been released when filming for The Sound of Music began.

Julie Andrews would keep the children entertained with renditions of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” on set, yet they hadn’t heard the song before.

Later becoming one of the most memorable songs of all time, the children had assumed that Andrews thought up the song herself just for them!

Dinner was served in style

While films don’t always use real place settings and food for meal scenes, The Sound of Music definitely did.

When the children are first introduced to Maria over dinner, real place settings and food filled the table!

The Sound of Music cast found themselves in deep water!

The Sound of Music cast may not have anticipated being hosed down time and time again, but that was what happened!

The tuneful bunch had to be hosed down in order to maintain looking the soaking wet look from falling into the water.

Julie Andrews and Kym Karath also landed themselves in deep water with the boat scene. On the second take, the boat tipped, sending Andrews one way into the water and Karath the other.

Andrews was responsible for catching Karath (who couldn’t swim) but on this occasion, Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa) had to take control!

The Sound of Music was chosen to boost morale

 

One of the most unlikely facts about The Sound of Music links back to the Cold War.

The same way that The Sound of Music was awarded an impressive five Oscars, the BBC were busy building a nuclear bunker.

In an era filled with Cold War anxieties and paranoia, it’s easy to see why this slightly bizarre decision was being made!

Television execs picked the uplifting musical to be broadcast as part of 100 days of television showings if a nuclear strike should hit.#

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer just couldn’t stop laughing

This scene may look seriously heartfelt, but behind the scenes this particular duo were in fits of laughter.

Behind the camera, the famous kiss between Maria and the Captain in the gazebo was a far cry from intense…

Both Andrews and Plummer couldn’t seem to shake the giggles as they sang close to each other’s faces.

Andrews recalls:

“Chris and I were standing very close. We were face to face, about an inch away from each other, looking into each others eyes. We were just getting to the point where we would say ‘I love you’ or we’d start kissing… and then those old arc lights would let out a loud ‘raspberry!’ It was like a comment on our scene! Well, Chris and I would start laughing. We couldn’t help it. Then we’d go back to the scene again, and those lights would start groaning at us again! Our giggling got even worse. In fact it got to the point where we couldn’t get through the scene!”

Director Robert Wise found himself with little choice but to film the scene in silhouette, concealing the laughter behind that passionate kiss!

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